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How to Cope with Loss: The Power and Importance of Rituals
4 years ago

How to Cope with Loss: The Power and Importance of Rituals

We all have small rituals that give meaning to our lives. We do things in a certain order and follow set patterns of behaviour. If you get up, shower, eat breakfast and brush your teeth in the same order every day; that is a ritual. If you light a candle when you meditate or pray, you are engaging in ritual behaviour. Read More

Movie Club: Le Week-End, directed by Roger Michell
4 years ago

Movie Club: Le Week-End, directed by Roger Michell

The fact that “Le Week-End” received mixed reviews amplifies the theme of the movie. Women tend to describe it as the poignant love story of a struggling married couple Nick and Meg (Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan). Male reviewers think Meg is too dominant and determined to selfishly have things all her own way. It is one of those movies that can be seen through two lenses… and maybe that’s the point. Read More

Book Club: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
4 years ago

Book Club: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants” is a book about memories, aging, and nostalgia. It is also a story of loyalty and love. Jacob Jankowski is in his 90’s and the movie starts with him looking back on his days with the circus. The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth was his life.

His story spans a lifetime. He starts with memories of losing his parents the Depression and learning how to survive on his own. He has to give up his studies as a veterinarian and hope to find an opportunity that will keep him sane and safe. By chance he finds himself drawn into the world of the circus. Read More

6 Inspirational Older Women You Need to Know
4 years ago

6 Inspirational Older Women You Need to Know

Whenever I ask the women in the Sixty and Me community to tell me about some of the inspirational older women in their lives, they understandably name their mother, grandmother, sister, or close friend. Read More

A Look Back Through The Decades That Shaped the Baby Boomer Generation
4 years ago

A Look Back Through The Decades That Shaped the Baby Boomer Generation

In my recent interview with Dr. John Medina, we discussed the power of nostalgia to improve brain function. Since women over 60 care deeply about keeping their brains healthy as they age, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and explore the six decades that have shaped women who are just now reaching retirement. As you read, I encourage you to take a pause after each section and try to visualize what your life was like. What are your strongest memories of each time period? Read More

Movie Club: On Golden Pond, Directed by Mark Rydell
4 years ago

Movie Club: On Golden Pond, Directed by Mark Rydell

On Golden Pond” is a classic movie that brings together some of the greatest actors of the 20th century. Its theme is timeless. Examining relationships at the end of life, it explores with compassion and honesty the importance of taking care of unfinished family business. Read More

Is the Concept of Aging Gracefully Outdated? (Video)
4 years ago

Is the Concept of Aging Gracefully Outdated? (Video)

Women are redefining life after 60. They are asking whether the idea of aging gracefully is an old fashioned and outdated concept. If you want to live life in your 60s with passion and verve, being true to yourself while challenging stereotypes of aging, this video is one that you will enjoy. Read More

Book Club: I Feel Bad about My Neck, by Nora Ephron
4 years ago

Book Club: I Feel Bad about My Neck, by Nora Ephron

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman” is a collection of essays about the experience of growing older by Nora Ephron. She is best known for her movie scripts for romantic comedies like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally.”

As Ephron reflected on her aging body, she decided to use humor and lighthearted cynicism to reveal her observations. She applied her dry sense of humor to soften the edges of the emotional and physical aches and pains emerging as she got older. It is a light read about a serious topic and a welcome addition to Ephron’s collection of books in light of her death in 2012. Read More

60th Birthday Ideas for Women from Your Older Sisters
4 years ago

60th Birthday Ideas for Women from Your Older Sisters

Turning 60 is definitely a milestone birthday. Unfortunately, coming up with the best 60th birthday ideas is not always easy! The good news is that the 43,000 women over 60 in our Sixty and Me community are here to help. Whether you’re planning your own 60th birthday or are thinking about how to help someone special in your life to celebrate, we hope you find the suggestions below helpful! Read More

Movie Club: Fried Green Tomatoes, Directed by Jon Avnet
4 years ago

Movie Club: Fried Green Tomatoes, Directed by Jon Avnet

Fried Green Tomatoes” is a movie that many women in the Sixty and Me community love. In fact, they voted it one of their favourite movies of all time. Somehow in the busy 1990’s, I managed to miss is. So catching up, 20 years later, was a fun journey down memory lane. Read More